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WSC Ranked in the Top 45 Online Education Programs

Published Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Affordable Colleges Online has listed WSC's online graduate education program as one of the country's best.

Affordable Colleges OnlineWayne State College was recently recognized by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading education and industry resource for online education information, for having one of the best online education programs in the nation. 

The program ranks in the top 45 on Affordable Colleges Online’s list.

“The importance to identify outstanding online master’s programs in education and teaching is undoubtedly pertinent at this time,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online. “As rules and regulations change in education, the need for programs online will continue to increase.”

In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public, not-for-profit institutions and offer at least five online master’s degrees.

Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the count of online master’s degrees available, graduate tuition and fees, academic and career counseling services, job placement for graduates, and Peer-Based Value (PBV)*.

Wayne State offers several graduate options in education, including Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Master of Science in Education (MSE), with the choice to focus on Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise Science, or School Administration.

Find out more about Wayne State’s graduate programs at wsc.edu/graduate

The complete list of the best education degrees in the U.S. can be found at affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/masters-programs/best-online-masters-in-education/

AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Their free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. They feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. They have been featured by nearly 700 postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 government organizations.

*Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score. Affordable Colleges Online ranking of the best online programs for the 2016-2017 school year and a complete look at the methodology can be found at affordablecollegesonline.org/methodology.